Bartjan Zoetmulder
Partner - Tax adviser

Bartjan Zoetmulder

Bartjan Zoetmulder, tax adviser, is a member of the Investment Management practice group in our Amsterdam office. He focusses on real estate, with a specific emphasis on tax structuring of investments in/from CEE and in Dutch property.

About Bartjan Zoetmulder

He is actively involved in the Loyens & Loeff real estate team and heads the Central and East European team. He is also one of the founders and leaders of the Loyens & Loeff BEPS committee. Bartjan has focused his expertise in international tax matters to the real estate market, with a specific emphasis on tax structuring of investments in and from Central and Eastern Europe, as well as for investments in Dutch property. In this capacity, he serves mainly foreign clients, such as US, European and Asian real estate investors, investment funds and developers, although Dutch real estate enterprises are also among his clientele.

Throughout his career he has been closely involved in the tax ruling practice, mainly for international holding and financing companies. He also worked at the Tokyo office from 1995 to 1998 and was responsible for Loyens & Loeff’s Japanese practice. He is still involved with the Japan desk today.

Bartjan is chairman of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers (NOB) since 21 June 2018. In addition, he is board member of Dujat (Dutch-Japanese Trade Federation) and a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and NAREIT. He is a much sought-after guest speaker and writer on tax policy and other topics that fall within his field of expertise.

What others say about Bartjan

Chambers Europe: "A client states Bartjan Zoetmulder is a "pragmatic person who does not linger on every little detail," further adding he has "very sound commercial knowledge." Zoetmulder advises private equity firms on the tax aspects of refinancing and M&A transactions." (2020)

Legal 500: "‘For tax matters related to real estate, Bartjan Zoetmulder is the key name to note." (2020)

International Tax Review: Bartjan Zoetmulder is ranked as "Tax Leader". (2020)

Chambers Europe: “Sources recommend Bartjan Zoetmulder for his 'helicopter view' over mandates, saying: 'He is very good on strategy and overview of issues'." (2019)

Chambers Europe: "Bartjan Zoetmulder is noted by several sources for his strong visibility in the market as well as his commercial style. Clients say he is 'very knowledgeable, knows all new developments in tax law and he is very well connected as well but despite this he is always very available, quick to reply, down to earth in his advice and he boils things down to the minimum so it is understandable'." (2018)


  • Dutch tax law, University of Groningen, 1993


  • Dutch
  • English

T: +31 20 578 56 58
M: +31 622 22 06 93


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